I rang in the new year in my flannel pj's watching sorry excuses for talent on various cable channels. I know, right? I am JUST THAT EXCITING!
New Year's Day I woke up and headed to Puma Yoga to try a Vinyasa Flow class with an awesome instructor, Rachele. I go to Rachele's Tuesday Relaxing Flow and Meditation class quite a bit and love it. I thought I'd mix it up and start off the New Year with something different. I knew it would obviously move a bit faster, but WHOA! Chair! Chaturanga! Eagle! Sun salutations! Crow! Headstand! Warrior! AGGGHHHH It was seriously a great workout and I'm SORE now from all those difficult poses. I will definitely have to hit that class again--it was a great way to start out the day with a good sweat.
Then, I headed straight to the beach for our Cleveland Triathlon Club Polar Plunge. Boo-yah!
|That's my buddy, TriEric, holding up the blowhorn as we all head in!|
|Tri friends Susan, Lori, Jen and I|
|It looks like I'm deep in thought here..."Why do I do this every year?"|
|Now it looks like Jen and I are really questioning our sanity|
There were TONS of my tri-buddies and it was super fun. And yes, I did go all the way under. And then I yelled some bad words, but it was out in the Lake so I doubt the cameras picked it up. Sorry kids.
|Those are my arms behind that dude|
|Freezing my you-know-what-off|
|Jen and I did dolphin dives and lived to tell the tale!|
Apparently I was on the news on two different channels, but all I found was this one! I give Jen a high-five and TriEric makes a cameo at the end with his blowhorn. Plus, you can see newlyweds Kim and Tim who got married New Year's Eve. Now THAT'S Polar Plunge dedication!
And I even got to meet Trail Boy! Big shout-out to him. Always fun to meet other bloggers!
Both of my kids TOTALLY wanted to go in and were NOT happy when I told them "No, honey, 36 degrees is not really toddler-appropriate..."
|He wasn't havin' ANY of that|
|Now Bean is really ticked off we won't let her in, too|
|But happy again!|
|And now mad|
|Really, REALLY MAD.|
But other than that we were all smiles! Bug put his hand in the water and felt how cold it was, so that helped. As always, a fun way to ring in the New Year with lots of friends.
In other news, I have a trail race in less than two weeks and have yet to run on trails. Oh boy. Are we in for it or what?! Ana and I decided we're calling it a "training run" and are not to utter the words "race" anymore, since we will be completely and totally winging it on all levels. But regardless, it will be supercrazyfun.